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grid connected storage

DNV GL energy storage project could fold due to lack of interest

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:24 -- Laura Varriale
DNV GL

Gridstor, a project developed by energy consultancy and testing authority DNV GL to establish industry standards for grid-connected energy storage implementation, could fold due to lack of interest.

Launched in June 2014, the project aims to develop a practice through industry standardisation to drive the safe and secure implementation of grid-connected energy storage systems forward and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid.

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Aquion Energy adds Tom McDaniel to board of directors

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:25 -- Laura Varriale
Tom McDaniel, member of board of directors at Aquion Energy

US sodium-ion battery developer Aquion Energy has elected energy industry expert Tom McDaniel to its board of directors.

McDaniel currently works as director and chairman of the board at smart grid and energy management company Tendril Networks and as director of solar energy firm SunPower. He also works for SemGroup, On Ramp Wireless and Cypress Envirosystems.

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RES Canada's 8MW ESS ready for operation

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:34 -- Laura Varriale
RES ESS

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada has received a final certification for starting operation of its 8MW energy storage system (ESS) in Ontario, Canada.

The ESS, named Amphora, consists of two containers with lithium iron phosphate batteries and a container of inverters that converts the DC output to AC for the grid. The batteries have a total range of 8MW and a capacity of 2.6MWh. BYD America supplied the equipment.

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TransGrid installs 100kVA storage system in Australia

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:28 -- Laura Varriale
Magellan ESS

Network operator TransGrid has deployed a 100kVA energy storage system (ESS) in Western Sydney, Australia.

The battery ESS, build by Australian Magellan Power, utilises 400kWh lithium polymer batteries and an advance three-phase bi-directional inverter. It is designed to support the connected grid by providing peak demand and power quality service such as reactive power compensation.

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Saft secures major li-ion battery deal in Hawaii

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:06 -- Laura Varriale
Saft ESS

French battery supplier Saft is to supply a lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) to a 12MW PV plant on Kauai Island, Hawaii, US.

Saft was contracted by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide the 6MW ESS consisting of 10 containers in order to stabilise the Kauai island grid. Saft said the deal is worth “multi-million dollars”.

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CLNR installs li-ion batteries for smart grid project across North England

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:41 -- Laura Varriale
CLNR energy storage

Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) has deployed six energy storage devices across live electricity networks in North East England and Yorkshire.

The lithium-ion batteries, manufactured by A123 Systems, have capacities of 5MWh, 200kWh and 100kWh. The energy storage systems are integrated with other network technologies such as voltage control, real time thermal rating and customer solutions of demand response.

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Hitachi develops ESS to stabilise US grid

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:31 -- Ruth Williams
Hitachi's CrystaEna will be available in the US from 2015

Hitachi has announced it has developed an energy storage system for the US market that can be integrated to high-voltage power lines to capture energy that has been generated by renewable sources. The stored energy can be sold back to the grid from the lithium-ion battery at times of high demand.

The Japanese company believes the 1MW system, known as CrystEna, will help to stabilise the grid by supporting solar and wind power.

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